The Petty Archives

Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | MCA
Rolling Stone #515 -- December 17, 1987

With 'Let Me Up,' Petty and his Heartbreakers broke out of their Southern Accents studio slump in fine crackling-guitar style, no small thanks to the remedial garage-band training they got backing up Bob Dylan on tour the year before. "Think About Me" and "Jammin' Me" recalled the bar-band whack of the band's earliest records; more tempered tunes, like "Runaway Trains," with its gentle folk-rock jangle, still bristled with a refreshing immediacy, courtesy of the no-frills, no-froth production, by Petty and lead guitarist Mike Campbell. Funny title for the record, though -- too much of this kind of Petty is never enough.